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Judge Gonzalo Curiel will rule Thursday on whether to let individuals press fraud claims outside Donald Trump's proposed $25 million settlement offer.
From: Politico | By: Josh Gerstein | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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If you’re a fan of TLC shows, family drama, or just good old reality television, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the the Duggar family. And if you’re not, you’ve probably heard of them anyway, but why? Who is the Duggar Family from 19 Kids and Counting?...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Ruth Kinane | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A majority on the Supreme Court lets states know it is serious about barring executions of the mentally disabled.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Does he wash the cars too? Kushner apparently does everything in the Trump administration — when he's not skiing
From: Salon.com | By: Heather Digby Parton | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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As Women Writers Week continues at RogerEbert.com, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has just announced the winners of the 2017 Gracie Awards, honoring the achievements of female luminaries in new and traditional media platforms. This...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Chaz Ebert | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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House GOP leaders and the White House are already negotiating with conservatives, despite Trump’s vows to move on
From: Salon.com | By: Sophia Tesfaye | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The president signed an executive order that will begin rolling back Obama-era rules curbing greenhouse-gas emissions.
From: The Atlantic | By: Elaine Godfrey | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A House committee overlooked opposition by residential and commercial utility customers Tuesday and approved a proposal sought by Florida Power & Light to allow the company to expand its rate base by charging customers for investments in natural...
From: Miami Herald | By: Mary Ellen Klas | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If you have a credit card, you may not be too happy, but there are a lot of people who have reason to cheer
From: Salon.com | By: Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation | Monday, March 27, 2017
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What exotic fruits could I grow (in US Zone 9)?Inspired by this post, I wanted to survey AskMe to see what kinds of exotic (to the US) fruits I can and should try to grow in my yard here in North Florida, USDA Zone 9. Assume a moderate level of gardening...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: saladin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Donald trump's Russia problem still looms over all of us like those in-laws who overstayed their welcome on Thanksgiving. So how did we get here? Here is a good read from Mother Jones that might shed some light on that question. The Field Negro education...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I wrote about young Jared for Salon this morning:For a few days last week the scuttlebutt held that President Donald Trump’s most trusted adviser might be on the outs with the boss because he decided to take the...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In the fight for economic freedom, entrepreneurs and consumers get new support against self-serving interests.
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Andrew Freeman has joined H.I.G. Middle Market, the middle market affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, as a managing director. Freeman is a former partner at Paine & Partners.
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Wozniacki, Pliskova to meet in Miami semis
From: ESPN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were both tested but made it to the quarterfinals. Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka was ousted on his birthday.
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Federer, Nadal advance to Miami quarters
From: ESPN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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“Sunshine State,” Sarah Gerard’s essay collection, and “Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” Jack E. Davis’s environmental history, each explore the terrain of an unmoored state.
From: New York Times | By: DWIGHT GARNER | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In honor of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, which starts April 2, FiveThirtyEight is assembling some of our favorite baseball writers to chat about what’s ahead. Today, we focus on the American League East with Sports Illustrated senior baseball...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Neil Paine | Monday, March 27, 2017
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A constitutional convention, something thought impossible not long ago, is looking increasingly likely. Under Article V of the US Constitution, if 34 state legislatures "issue a call" for a constitutional convention, Congress must convene one. By some...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl stabbed another student during an altercation at a Florida high school.
From: Fox News | By: Fox 35 | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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@PatriciaMazzei Miami Republican Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo on Tuesday once again criticized President Donald Trump, their party's leader, this time over his executive order undoing many of the Obama administration's climate change...
From: Miami Herald | By: Patricia Mazzei | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A judge has imposed a 10-year prison sentence on a South Florida transgender woman who performed illegal buttocks-enhancements, injecting her clients with toxic materials including tire sealant and superglue and causing one woman's death....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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As the winter chill recedes and the flowers begin to bloom, it’s time for TV viewers to ditch the darker dramas and maybe tune into some lighter, funnier fare — and luckily Hulu has a few suggestions. The streaming service on Monday announced its...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Nivea Serrao | Monday, March 27, 2017
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#DeleteUber made waves on social media, but a new survey finds that it might just stay a hashtag.
From: Salon.com | By: Rachel Leah | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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For many, new policies that provide compensation during time off won’t happen soon enough—or be accessible to everyone.
From: The Atlantic | By: Bourree Lam | Monday, March 27, 2017
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WARNING: This post contains spoilers about the entire S-Town series.  William Faulkner’s 1930 short story “A Rose for Emily” is referenced early on in Serial and This American Life’s new seven-hours-long, atmosphere-rich binge-podcast S-Town...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Joe McGovern | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Democrats are also demanding to find out how much Trump's Mar-a-Lago excursions are costing taxpayers
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A little kitten needed the help of firefighters over the weekend when it got stuck in the wall of a Florida home.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A government watchdog will investigate the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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When Apple launches its much-anticipated foray into augmented reality, it is likely to start with a version that works on your phone, not on a dedicated headset or pair of glasses, analysts say. Though somewhat underwhelming, it’s a necessary first...
From: Fast Company | By: Mark Sullivan | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Mexican mining and rail conglomerate Grupo Mexico says it has reached an agreement to buy the Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corporation for $2.1 billion....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Don't hang your hopes on Ivanka Trump being your savior
From: Salon.com | By: Kali Holloway, Alternet | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Police say an 8-year-old Florida boy has died following a shooting that also took his mother's life and wounded four others.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A Muslim student defended shariah law in class, but the professor went after the conservative Christian.
From: Reason | By: Robby Soave | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Florida Highway Patrol says a trooper fatally shot a man in a fight on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Two Florida school resource deputies lost their jobs after covering up a Leesburg High School employee being accidentally shot with a Taser.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Love Is Love was organized to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting last year, and now the IDW comic has raised more than $165,000 in proceeds that have since been donated to assist the victims and their families. The best-selling book was...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Nivea Serrao | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Another rumor has been confirmed as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sails to theaters: While press materials from Disney have simply referred to Brenton Thwaites’ character as “Henry,” a new featurette for the film has confirmed...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Nick Romano | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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by Sarah Carr, Zoë Kirsch, Francesca Berardi and Stephen Smiley, The Teacher Project, This story was co-published with Slate. Officials in three cities are rethinking their relationship with for-profit Camelot Education, which runs alternative programs...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Gabrielle Zevin, the author behind Elsewhere and The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, is back with a new novel about a congressional intern who seeks a fresh start after she has an affair with her boss. Told from the perspective of various characters, through...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Dan Heching | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today that will reverse executive orders signed by President Obama on energy policy and climate change. Democrats in the House of Representatives are calling on House Intelligence Committee...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The show’s basics have been constant, thanks in part to some good hires. But the “challenges” and live broadcasts are long gone. The format of The Ultimate Fighter has changed little over the years. Fighters live and train together, then fight...
From: Bloody Elbow | By: Beau Dure | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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After the tiny survivors returned from orbit, they showed greater resistance to antibiotics.
From: The Atlantic | By: Shannon Stirone | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Authorities say a 5-year-old Florida boy is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake that he mistook for a toy. The incident happened Saturday in DeBary, which is north of Orlando. Volusia County Sheriff's deputies tell local news outlets that...
From: Free Republic | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Mut is joined by the triumphant return of Rob Bradford in studio after a stint down in Florida. The guys think the hype surrounding this Celtics team is getting out of control, and that the C's arent capable of taking out LeBron....yet.[0:11:13] ......
From: WEEI | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Eric Spoelstra is a Coach of the Year candidate because Dion Waiters (now injured) has somehow become an effective scorer. They are deep. Their defense is stingy. Hassan Whiteside is a double-double-every-night threat (but we already knew that). What...
From: Celtics Blog | By: Bobby Manning | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A 56-year-old skier from Florida died last week after crashing into a tree off a groomed trail at Wolf Creek Ski Area in southwestern Colorado.
From: Denver Post | By: Jesse Paul | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A teenager from Florida turned one babysitting job into a live-action remake of the Little Mermaid for the best reason.
From: Teen Vogue | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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